Our program could not run without the help of our outstanding volunteers and we are always looking to add more friends to our program. If you are someone who is looking to help feel free to contact us to see if A-PAL is the purrrfect fit for you! (209) 223-0410
A few of our Volunteer Opportunities are listed below.
Foster: Fosters are the backbone of the Kitten Program. Without the help of fosters we would not be able to help adopt as many kitties as we do. As a foster you provide the love and care, and we will provide supplies and medical attention. Taking kittens into your home to socialize and care for them is a challenging and rewarding job.
Facility Clean-up Crew: Keeping a clean and inviting environment is crucial to successful adoptions and happy cats. Facility Clean-up Crew helps clean, sanitize and freshen food and water.
Fundraising & Special Events: A-PAL runs on donations. Help us plan our next successful fundraiser. We do many different types of fundraisers throughout the year and would love assistance with planning, coordinating, setting up, tearing down, promoting, etc.
Kitty Committee: The Feed Barn provides us a central location to find our kitties amazing homes. Feed Barn Crew check on the cats that are available for adoption by making sure they are adjusting well to the new environment. They also keep an eye on the cats' health, food, water, cage cleanliness, etc. They also notify Paws staff of adoptions and assist with adoptions while at the store. Kitty Committee is essential to keeping adoptions running smoothly.
Junior Volunteers: We welcome all volunteers with parental supervision. Junior Volunteers are able to help with cleaning, socializing, brushing and helping with facility upkeep. We just ask that minors are accompanied by a parent or guardian while performing their duties.
Transporter: Drops off and picks up from vet appointments, takes adoptable cats from the facility to Feed Barn, Picks up cats from various intake locations (animal control, vet offices, outside sources, etc.)
Education Programs Support: Volunteers working in this role assist with education events throughout the year. We work hard to educate on TNR, Community Cats, Pit Bull bias and spay/neuter advocacy. There are also opportunities for volunteers to become involved in developing curriculum, and planning and preparing fun and educational activities.
Community Cats: Volunteers help; trap, transport and release sterilized free-roaming cats back to the locations they were trapped as part of our return-to-field program. Volunteers opt in to receive text messages when cats are ready for transport. Call for current availability: 209-304-0928